October Kindness Of The Month – Family
True kindness and service to another is more valuable than any treasure on earth.
We teach our family to be kind and to serve, which is one of the most important attributes we can give to them. It’s an investment of time and energy that’s never a waste, or unappreciated, even if things do not always go perfectly. If we keep at it, we will see amazing results in how our family reaches out to each other with kindness to each other.
OCTOBER: This project is super easy, inexpensive or even free. Those who benefit from our kind SERVICE with will appreciate our time and effort. Best – this can be done by ALL AGES!!!
PURPOSE: Did you know that many Care Centers and Assisted Living facilities do not have the funds for holiday decorations?
In fact, some who live there may not even have loved ones near by to visit or bring them a little something to spruce up their room.
So by a simple act of making a holiday decoration, shows a huge amount of kindness, as well as teaching our family to look beyond them self and to others.
And don’t worry about how crafty you are, or aren’t, lol. The residents will be thrilled with any type of decoration that you come up with.
I have younger grand-kids right now; up to eight years old, and this is what they can be creative and involved with.
poster board, markers, crayons and foam shapes. You can certainly do anything your heart desires from painting pumpkins to crafting extravagantly; all depending on your ability and the ages of course. Everything will be appreciated!
1- The kids had a great time drawing and coloring. We first explained who the posters were for and why they were making them, then they went to work!
2- We had five posters to deliver when the kiddos were finished.
3- After they ‘created’ the posters, we played a few games including “Mummy’, which is a game where they turns as teams wrapping each other up as MUMMY’s in toilet paper. Then to Pictionary drawing Halloween words.
4- Due to schedules and school, only one of the grand kids could help deliver the posters on behalf of our family.
5- Meeting many of the residents was the highlight! They were finishing a program when we arrived, so this little cutie had the opportunity to meet some who lived at this particular care center.
After the shyness wore off, she visited and had a good time.
Those there, expressed their gratitude and happiness at having others care so much to take the time of making decorations for them and bring some ‘holiday fun’ to their doors. (There was only one little decorated bowl that was asking for donations in the entire place that my daughter and I could see, so this is a need everywhere, if you are interested in this type of service, for any month of the year!)
You might also enjoy my Family Time-Family Home Evening (FHE) series as well as many other topics!
Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2017
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